On July 29, the 89 meter long, 2784 dwt cargo vessel Kudma 4 ran aground on the Volga River near the 202 kilometer mark. The vessel was headed to Tver from St. Petersburg when it ran aground. The Kudma 4 did not block river traffic, but was unable to refloat itself. Authorities were contacted and a salvage operation was launched. Reports state six vessels were involved in the refloating efforts which was successful the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.